Tracee Stanley, author of Radiant Rest, in conversation with Karen Brody

Tracee Stanley will be in conversation with Karen Brody about her new book, Radiant Rest. Please buy books below and register for the free event at the red link.


Develop a powerful practice of deep relaxation and transformative self-inquiry with this essential guide to yoga nidra, accompanied by downloadable audio meditations.

Yoga nidra is a practice devoted to allowing your body and mind to rest while your consciousness remains awake and aware, creating the opportunity for you to tap into a deeper understanding of yourself and your true nature. At its heart, yoga nidra is about waking up to the fullness of your life. In Radiant Rest, Tracee Stanley draws on over twenty years of experience as a yoga nidra teacher and practitioner to introduce the history of yoga nidra, mind and body relaxation, and the surprising power of rest in our daily lives. 

This accessible guide shares six essential practices arranged around the koshas, the five subtle layers of the body: the physical, energetic, mental, intuitive, and bliss bodies. It also offers shorter, accessible practices for people pressed for time. Each practice is explained through step-by-step instructions and ends with self-inquiry prompts. A set of guided audio meditations provide further instruction. Feel a greater sense of stability, peace, and clarity in all aspects of your life as you deepen your yoga nidra practice and discover its true power.

"A wise and beautiful call to honor rest as both our birthright and our portal to embodied intelligence. Tracee Stanley's Radiant Rest shares the transformative power of yoga nidra with beginners and advanced practitioners alike; this work is vital for our world today."--Elena Brower, best-selling author of Practice You

"Radiant Rest is a glimmering wonder, both accessible and deep. Tracee leads us gently toward the threshold of dreaming and waking, where unforeseen miracles occur. Through the practice of yoga nidra, we travel beyond language and intellect into the deepest part of our being. This book is a transmission—a map to the liminal realm where all potentials reside." —Kim Krans, author of New York Times–bestseller The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck and Guidebook

Tracee Stanley is a noted and lineaged teacher of yoga nidra, meditation, and self-inquiry. Her practices are inspired by the tradition of Himalayan Masters and Sri Vidya Tantra, into which she was initiated in 2001. She is co-founder of the Empowered Wisdom Yoga Nidra School and created the Empowered Life Self-Inquiry Oracle Deck. Tracee travels internationally leading retreats, teacher training, and presenting at festivals and conferences including Oprah and Gayle’s Girls Get Away. She has online classes available at Commune, Yoga Journal, Unplug Meditation, Pranamaya, and Wanderlust TV. To learn more, please visit

Karen Brody is a women’s well-being and leadership expert who helps women journey from worn out to well rested and then dream big in their work and lives. A certified yoga nidra instructor, she is the founder of Daring to Rest™, a yoga nidra-based self-empowerment program for women. She has an MA in Women and International Development from the Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands, and a BA in sociology from Vassar. Karen is also a playwright, and Birth, her theater-for-social-change play has been seen in over 75 cities around the world. She is the mother of two boys and met her husband in the Peace Corps. To learn more, please visit

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Radiant Rest: Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation and Awakened Clarity Cover Image
ISBN: 9781611808551
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Published: Shambhala - March 9th, 2021

Daring to Rest: Reclaim Your Power with Yoga Nidra Rest Meditation Cover Image
ISBN: 9781622039098
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Published: Sounds True - November 1st, 2017